26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Athens, Greece
Fly:  1​h
1
Oia, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Como, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Genoa, Italy
— Few hours
train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Giardini Naxos, Italy
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Sorrento, Italy
— 3 nights
subway + train:  2​h 45​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
End: Rome, Italy

4
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Visit Ekklisia Panagia Platsani and Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sunset in Oia and Katharos Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oia: Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa) and Red Beach (in Akrotiri). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, make a trip to Oia's Main Street, and explore the historical opulence of Byzantine Castle Ruins.

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Athens to Oia is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September in Oia, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fira, Red Beach, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Oia's Main Street
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:
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Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
On the 26th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then take a stroll through Trocadero, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris itinerary maker .

Getting from Oia to Paris by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Oia in September, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lucerne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, examine the collection at Bourbaki Panorama, then contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lucerne, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Lucerne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. September in Lucerne sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Como.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Bourbaki Panorama ©
Bourbaki Panorama
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche

2
nights
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Keep things going the next day: get into the urban bustle at Broletto, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Giacomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Fedele, then look for gifts at Libreria Ubik, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio Voltiano.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Como online attractions planner .

Getting from Lucerne to Como by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Como sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Basilica di San Giacomo
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Broletto ©
Broletto
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio ©
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio

3
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Borgo Storico di Corniglia and Castello Doria. Chiesa di San Lorenzo and Church of San Giovanni Battista are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Di San Pietro, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre tour planner .

You can drive from Como to Cinque Terre in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Como in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cinque Terre: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Parks Trails
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Chiesa Di San Pietro ©
Chiesa Di San Pietro
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia

few
hours
Genoa, Italy

Genoa
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Genoa trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Portofino to Genoa by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Genoa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 6th (Sun), you're off toGiarre.

Things to do in Genoa

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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3
nights
Giardini Naxos, Italy

Giardini Naxos ©
Giardini Naxos is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Messina on the island of Sicily in southern Italy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di Santa Maria and Chiesa Madonna della Rocca. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia Capo Calava and Lido Europa. Venture out of the city with trips to Castillo de Castelmola (in Castelmola) and Randazzo (Casa della Musica e della Liuteria Medievale & Wines of Etna - Vini dell'Etna). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido La Dolce Vita, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Naxos, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Schiso, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Duomo.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Giardini Naxos travel route planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Genoa to Giardini Naxos in 7 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Genoa in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Giardini Naxos, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Giardini Naxos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Taormina, Randazzo, Spiaggia Capo Calava, Castillo de Castelmola
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Spiaggia Capo Calava ©
Spiaggia Capo Calava
Lido La Dolce Vita ©
Lido La Dolce Vita
Basilica di Santa Maria ©
Basilica di Santa Maria

3
nights
Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Head to Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Tesori di Sorrentofor plenty of shopping. Step off the beaten path and head to Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Corso Italia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sorrento: Amalfi (Fontana sant'Andrea, Cloister del Paradiso, & more), Parrocchia San Giovanni (in Vietri sul Mare) and Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Duomo di Ravello). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, get outside with Marina di Puolo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero di San Paolo, and steep yourself in history at Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sorrento visit planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Giardini Naxos to Sorrento in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. In October in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello, Massa Lubrense, Parrocchia San Giovanni, Church of Santa Maria Assunta
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Monastero di San Paolo ©
Monastero di San Paolo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. Get a sense of the local culture at Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at San Pietro in Vincoli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Gesu, make a trip to Piazza Venezia, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Rome sightseeing planner .

Getting from Sorrento to Rome by combination of subway and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sorrento in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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